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Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.6 17" Early 2008 Specs

MacBook Pro - BTO/CTO - MacBookPro4,1 - A1261

About This Mac

This device is a BTO/CTO device which is nearly identical to MB166LL/A. We have listed this device separately as it has been configured with an upgraded processor when compared to the base model. This has been done to make it easier to catalog as well as easier to read.

The Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch Core 2 Duo powered with a 2.6 GHz Intel processor (T9500) is released on February 26, 2008. Some of its distinguishing highlights include a 250 GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive storage as well as it is also a host to one FireWire 400 and one FireWire 800 at the same time. The trackpad is also enhanced with support for “multi-touch gesturing” (two finger scroll, pinch, rotate, swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag), this is seen as the pinnacle of technology for the MacBook Pro and really allowed the MacBook Pro to stand out.

Storage

The device comes with an impressive 250.0 GB Serial ATA (5400 rpm) hard drive with “Sudden Motion Sensor” to ensure that safety of your data in the event of any accidents.

    Screen Size and Resolution

    The MacBook Pro has a 17” antiglare widescreen TFT LED backlit display” with a native 1680×1050 resolution and ability to support other resolutions such as 1024×768, 800×600, 1280x 800 and, 1152×720.

      Inclusive Features

      The MacBook Pro includes the following features and ports:

      • 8X DL “SuperDrive”
      • AirPort Extreme (802.11g and 8.02.11n) which allows connection to the best Wi-Fi bands available
      • Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR allowing for quick PAN (Personal Area Network) connections and transfers
      • Gigabit Ethernet is provided for your Local Area Network (LAN) connections
      • One FireWire “400” port and a FireWire “800” are provided allowing data transfer to and fro external hard drives, video cameras and Sound Cards at speeds of up to 400 and 800 megabits per second respectively
      • 3 USB 2.0 ports are supplied for the connection of external keyboards, printers, external hard disks etc.
      • Optical digital audio in/out for connecting some external audio equipment like headphones and microphone
      • Video out (mini-DVI) this allows for maximum resolution of 2560×1600 for 2nd display support
      • Scrolling TrackPad allowing for clicking, double-clicking and dragging without the need of an external mouse

      Also included are:

      • Inbuilt iSight video camera
      • The Apple remote became a US$19 option and not a standard feature
      • MagSafe power connector

        Processor & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

        The MacBook Pro comes pre-installed with MacOS X 10.5.2 (9C2018) and standard with a 2.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (T9500) as well as a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor with 512 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and dual-link DVI functionality.

        Memory & Architecture

        Applications also run smoothly due to the 6 MB of Level 2 cache plus an 800 MHz frontside bus with 2 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300), all this is centered on a 64-Bit architecture.

        Battery Life

        The MacBook Pro has a 68-watt-hour lithium polymer battery that provides 4.5 hours of wireless use. This is a marginal increase from the previous model but still provides poor usage due to the high power consumption of the internal components.

        2.6 GHZ Core 2 Duo

        2 GB

        250 GB Hard Drive

        4.5 Hours

        Upgradability

        This MacBook Pro can be upgraded from 2 GB RAM to up to 6 GB RAM however 4 GB is the official maximum support. The operating system of the MacBook Pro can also be upgraded from its pre-installed MacOS X 10.5.2 (9C2018) to up to MacOS X 10.11.x. Alongside this, it can also be a host to Windows OS XP SP 2 (32-Bit) and can accommodate operating systems as recent as Windows 7 (64-Bit). This MacBook Pro released early in 2008 has dimensions of 1.0 x 15.4 x 10.4 in and a weight of 6.8 lbs. (3.08 kg). Definitely a very portable device even by today’s standards.

        Introduced:  February 26, 2008

        Discontinued: October 14, 2008

        Screen Size and Resolution

        Memory

        Screen Size

        17 inches

        Level 1 Cache

        32k/32k

        Resolution

        1680×1050

        Level 2/Level 3 Cache

        6 MB on chip

        Processor

        RAM Type

        PC2-5300 DDR2

        Processors

        1 (2 Cores)

        Min. RAM Speed

        667 MHz

        Architecture

        64-Bit

        Standard RAM

        2 GB

        Speed

        2.6 GHz

        Maximum RAM

        6 GB

        Type

        Core 2 Duo (T9500)

        RAM Slots

        2

        Processor Upgrade

        Soldered

        Motherboard RAM

        None

        FPU

        Integrated

        Graphics

        System Bus Speed

        800 MHz

        Video Card

        GeForce 8600M GT

        Cache Bus Speed

        2.6 GHz (Built-in)

        VRAM Type

        GDDR3 SDRAM

        ROM/Firmware

        EFI

        Standard VRAM

        512 MB

        EFI Architecture

        64-Bit

        Maximum VRAM

        512 MB

        Storage

        Inclusive Features and Ports

        Standard Storage

        250 GB HDD

        Standard Optical Drive

        8X DL “SuperDrive”

        Storage Speed

        5400 RPM

        Standard Ethernet

        10/100/1000Base-T

        Storage Dimensions

        2.5” (9.5 mm)

        Standard Modem

        None

        Storage Interface

        Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)

        Standard Air Port

        802.11a/b/g/n

        Battery

        Standard Bluetooth

        2.1+EDR

        Type

        68 W h Li-Poly

        USB Port 2.0

        3

        Battery Life

        4.5 hours

        FireWire

        1 (400), 1 (800)

        Description

        Keyboard

        Full-size

        Case Type

        Notebook

        Inclusive Input

        Trackpad

        Form Factor

        MacBook Pro

        S-Video Output

        1

        Apple Order No

        BTO/CTO

        Microphone

        1

        Apple Subfamily

        Early 2008

        Headphone

        1

        Apple Model Number

        A1261 (EMC 2199)

        Sound Out

        1

        Model ID

        MacBook Pro 4.1

        Power Adapter

        1

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